Clone of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S The New Classics: Books

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  • EW The 100 Best Reads From 1983 to 2008

  • 1. The Road , Cormac McCarthy (2006)
  • 2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (2000)
  • 3. Beloved, Toni Morrison (1987)
  • 4. The Liars' Club, Mary Karr (1995)
  • 5. American Pastoral, Philip Roth (1997)
  • 6. Mystic River, Dennis Lehane (2001)
  • 7. Maus, Art Spiegelman (1986/1991)
  • 8. Selected Stories, Alice Munro (1996)
  • 9. Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier (1997)
  • 10. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami (1997)
  • 11. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer (1997)
  • 12. Blindness, José Saramago (1998)
  • 13. Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1986-87)
  • 14. Black Water, Joyce Carol Oates (1992)
  • 15. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers (2000)
  • 16. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood (1986)
  • 17. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez (1988)
  • 18. Rabbit at Rest, John Updike (1990)
  • 19. On Beauty, Zadie Smith (2005)
  • 20. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding (1998)
  • 21. On Writing, Stephen King (2000)
  • 22. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz (2007)
  • 23. The Ghost Road, Pat Barker (1996)
  • 24. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry (1985)
  • 25. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan (1989)
  • 26. Neuromancer, William Gibson (1984)
  • 27. Possession, A.S. Byatt (1990)
  • 28. Naked, David Sedaris (1997)
  • 29. Bel Canto, Anne Patchett (2001)
  • 30. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson (2004)
  • 31. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien (1990)
  • 32. Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch (1988)
  • 33. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion (2005)
  • 34. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold (2002)
  • 35. The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst (2004)
  • 36. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt (1996)
  • 37. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (2003)
  • 38. Birds of America, Lorrie Moore (1998)
  • 39. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri (2000)
  • 40. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (1995-2000)
  • 41. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros (1984)
  • 42. LaBrava, Elmore Leonard (1983)
  • 43. Borrowed Time, Paul Monette (1988)
  • 44. Praying for Sheetrock, Melissa Fay Greene (1991)
  • 45. Eva Luna, Isabel Allende (1988)
  • 46. Sandman, Neil Gaiman (1988-1996)
  • 47. World's Fair, E.L. Doctorow (1985)
  • 48. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (1998)
  • 49. Clockers, Richard Price (1992)
  • 50. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen (2001)
  • 51. The Journalist and the Murderer, Janet Malcom (1990)
  • 52. Waiting to Exhale, Terry McMillan (1992)
  • 53. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon (2000)
  • 54. Jimmy Corrigan, Chris Ware (2000)
  • 55. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (2006)
  • 56. The Night Manager, John le Carré (1993)
  • 57. The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe (1987)
  • 58. Drop City, TC Boyle (2003)
  • 59. Krik? Krak! Edwidge Danticat (1995)
  • 60. Nickel & Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich (2001)
  • 61. Money, Martin Amis (1985)
  • 62. Last Train To Memphis, Peter Guralnick (1994)
  • 63. Pastoralia, George Saunders (2000)
  • 64. Underworld, Don DeLillo (1997)
  • 65. The Giver, Lois Lowry (1993)
  • 66. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace (1997)
  • 67. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (2003)
  • 68. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel (2006)
  • 69. Secret History, Donna Tartt (1992)
  • 70. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004)
  • 71. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Ann Fadiman (1997)
  • 72. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (2003)
  • 73. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving (1989)
  • 74. Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger (1990)
  • 75. Cathedral, Raymond Carver (1983)
  • 76. A Sight for Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell (1998)
  • 77. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro (1989)
  • 78. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)
  • 79. The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell (2000)
  • 80. Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney (1984)
  • 81. Backlash, Susan Faludi (1991)
  • 82. Atonement, Ian McEwan (2002)
  • 83. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields (1994)
  • 84. Holes, Louis Sachar (1998)
  • 85. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson (2004)
  • 86. And the Band Played On, Randy Shilts (1987)
  • 87. The Ruins, Scott Smith (2006)
  • 88. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby (1995)
  • 89. Close Range, Annie Proulx (1999)
  • 90. Comfort Me With Apples, Ruth Reichl (2001)
  • 91. Random Family, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (2003)
  • 92. Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow (1987)
  • 93. A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley (1991)
  • 94. Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser (2001)
  • 95. Kaaterskill Falls, Allegra Goodman (1998)
  • 96. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown (2003)
  • 97. Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson (1992)
  • 98. The Predators' Ball, Connie Bruck (1988)
  • 99. Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman (1995)
  • 100. America (the Book), Jon Stewart/Daily Show (2004)